And you notice that they are not saying you are wrong...The term Tea Party itself is not being used as a negative.
This is how the left works.
They control most of the media, but they control all of the Pop Culture.
So people who are not political see comedians blasting the tea party and start to believe it.
In Reality the Tea Party is a true grass roots politial movement that actually does what it believes. It has done things to hurt Republicans if it didnt fit their agenda. They are about less government control of your daily life. They are what most Americans believe in.